After just 7 months of existence, it appears the reign of the Mi A1 has come to an end. The device which was first launched in India in September 2017 is an Android One version of the Mi 5X which sold in China.
Latest reports say Xiaomi has discontinued the Mi A1 in India. According to 91mobiles who first reported the news, it may be related to the arrival of a successor – the Mi A2.
Xiaomi partners in Delhi are reported to have said that supplies of the Mi A1 have been halted by Xiaomi and that the last billing was done months ago. The same was said by partners outside Delhi.
At the moment, the official Mi India website doesn’t have the phone in stock but you can sign up to be notified when it is available.
Just like last year, the Mi A2 will launch in China first but as the Mi 6X and with MIUI. However, since the Mi 6X is arriving earlier than its predecessor, the Mi A2 should also launch earlier in India. Xiaomi has announced it has an event on April 25 and the Mi 6X is the device expected to be unveiled.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 will have a 5.99” display with a 2160 x 1080 resolution. Have AI features on board thanks to the processor which at this point is still not confirmed but is an octa-core processor. It will also have dual rear cameras, a 20MP front-facing camera, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a 2910mAh battery. Instead of MIUI, the Mi A2 will run pure Android, most likely Android 8.1 Oreo.
There will be more than one memory + storage configuration but it is said that the starting price will be the same as that of the Mi 5X which is ¥1499 (~$239).